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Baltimore police union, city agree to short-term contract with 3 percent raise, $500 bonus

Baltimore police union, city agree to short-term contract with 3 percent raise, $500 bonus

Baltimore police officers secured a 3 percent pay raise and a $500 bonus in a short-term contract the union ratified Thursday after lengthy negotiations with Mayor Catherine Pugh’s administration that are expected to begin again within weeks.

The deal between the city and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 does not require officers to make any concessions such as agreeing to greater civilian oversight.

Pugh’s office and the police union confirmed details of the deal Friday, a day after officers ratified the agreement after casting votes all day at their lodge. The pay raise is retroactive to July 1, 2017, for the new contract, which expires June 30. City officials estimated...

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